Sunday, April 5, 2015

Did Anne Hathaway quit her vegan diet due to iodine deficiency?

I think yes, so could be the case for many vegans and vegetarians.

I have realized in the past couple of days, people who were vegan but chose to go back to eating meat due to feeling tired/lethargic when they do heavy physical activity(such Anne Hathaway), many of them were probably suffering from iodine deficiency. 

Iodine deficiency leads to a lower thyroid function, which leads to a low metabolic rate that can cause weight gain and fatigue. This could be why many people find it hard to lose weight even on a vegan diet.

When Anne Hathaway went back to eating fish from her vegan diet, she said she immediately felt more energy. Fish contains lots of iodine that could have resolved her supposed iodine deficiency. Even though fish contains creatine that could also contribute to higher energy levels, the iodine would have a greater impact in increasing energy levels especially if the person is suffering from iodine deficiency.

I have heard of many people who started on the vegan diet and then complained of feeling tired, especially for vegans who do lots of fitness. Many of them probably suffered from iodine deficiency and needed to take iodine. Vegan sources of iodine include iodized salt, seaweed, kelp and bottled supplements.

The next time you hear of someone complaining they feel tired after starting a vegan diet, do them a favour and suggest that they take iodine supplements quickly. 

(Fat is also important to maintain hormonal balance to feel energetic. I heard from a vegan on the 80/10/10 diet who started taking fat said that she felt much more healthier. Sodium functions as an electrolyte and is also important to maintain energy levels. Taking creatine supplements can  also increase the energy transport within the body.)

Iodine – The mineral that charges your energy battery






Friday, April 3, 2015

My Delicious Power Carob Shake! (foamy Carobcinno)


Ingredients:
water, micronised creatine monohydrate powder, L-Glutamine powder, taurine powder, calcium carbonate powder, pea protein powder(4 tbsp), carob powder(1 tbsp), sugar(60g), sunflower oil(100ml, 49mg Vit E), soy sauce(1 tbsp).

Carbs 70g/280 cal, fat 100g/900 cal, protein 30g/120 cal = 1300 cal

Don't attempt to make this recipe unless you use soy sauce and at least 50 ml oil or fat. The oil brings out the flavor of the carob while the soy sauce sharpens the flavor. The end result is something that tastes as good as store-bought chocolate mix. It kind of reminds me of Swiss Miss with Nesquik or something like that.

The glycermic index of the sugar is lessened with the presence of the fat and protein, and is much lower than that of fruit juice. There is no current evidence where sunflower oil is found to be harmful to the body. Cocoa is found to be toxic on the testes, carob is a good alternative.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Incorrect view of Dr Esselstyn on oils debunked!!!

Dr Esselstyn said on http://www.dresselstyn.com/site/faq/,

"NO OIL! Not even olive oil, which goes against a lot of other advice out there about so-called good fats. The reality is that oils are extremely low in terms of nutritive value. They contain no fiber, no minerals and are 100% fat calories. Both the mono unsaturated and saturated fat contained in oils is harmful to the endothelium, the innermost lining of the artery, and that injury is the gateway to vascular disease. It doesn’t matter whether it’s olive oil, corn oil, coconut oil, canola oil, or any other kind. Avoid ALL oil."

"Avoid oils. They injure the endothelium, the innermost lining of the artery, and that injury is the gateway to vascular disease. All oil is also empty calories."


Dr Esselstyn is not well informed and likes to throw babies out with the dishwater. It is oils like olive oil and maize oil that can impair endothelium function. Other oils like sunflower, soya, canola, flax and coconut oils are fine.

Acute effects of different types of oil consumption on endothelial function, oxidative stress status and vascular inflammation in healthy volunteers.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19703325

"There was no significant effect of any type of oil consumption on endothelium-independent dilatation, total lipid PEROX and vascular adhesion molecule 1 serum levels. Consumption of maize oil leads to impaired endothelial function, while soya oil and cod liver oil slightly improve endothelial function."


Acute effects of high-fat meals enriched with walnuts or olive oil on postprandial endothelial function.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17045905

"In both study groups, flow-mediated dilation (FMD) was worse after the olive oil meal than after the walnut meal (p = 0.006, time-period interaction)."


Canola oil decreases cholesterol and improves endothelial function in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease – a pilot study
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1872931208000045

"Canola oil containing omega-3 PUFAs may confer cardiovascular protection by improving endothelial function and lowering LDL-cholesterol."

Monday, February 9, 2015

The World's Best Vegan Pancakes Recipe

This is my recipe.



Ingredients:

1 cup plain flour(use a finer type of flour for more cake-like texture)
2 tbsp chickpea/garbanzo/besan/gram flour(you can use the type sold in Indian grocery shops)
1 tbsp brown sugar(optional)
1 tsp baking powder(less than 6 mths old)
1/2 tsp baking soda(less than 6 mths old)
2/3 cup soy milk or any other non-dairy milk
1/3 cup water
2 tsp vanilla extract(optional)
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp of a home-made egg substitute (grind about 1.5 cups of flaxseeds in a food processor for 1 min(it's not possible to grind them too fine) or use ready-milled flaxseeds. Add about 0.75 cup water and process to form a slimy paste, then add about 0.3 cup chickpea flour and process again to form a yellowish 'eggy' paste)

Method:

1. Mix the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
2.In a measuring cup, mix the water and the soy milk then add it to the dry mixture
3.Use a rubber spatula and stir to form a smooth batter
4.Add 2 tablespoons of the egg substitute and a tablespoon of oil and mix until the batter turns 'eggy'
5.Scoop or pour the batter onto a heated greased pan to form small round-sized pancakes. You can add fruits such as fresh blueberries to the top of the cooking pancakes at this time.
6.Flip the pancakes over when bubbles have appeared and cook until the bottom is browned.

For oatmeal pancakes, replace 1/4 cup of plain flour with oatmeal.

Serve with maple syrup or jam. Top with a scoop of vegan margarine(Olive Gold) for a salty flavor. Add fruits on the side such as caramelized bananas and peaches. You can also make a delicious caramel-like sauce with peanut butter, dark brown sugar and some water. Eat slowly and enjoy.

A post about the soul's purpose on Earth

This post is taken from my Facebook spiritual group
Know Thyself and Return to Soul: Way of True Ascension & Enlightenment https://www.facebook.com/groups/111702785583735/

(Group Update Feb 9th) Just a Thought: The Human Experience As One Big Encrypted Chunk of Data Being Decoded by Souls

After watching the movie The Imitation Game that is based on the true story of how Mathematician Alan Turing helped to crack the Nazi's Enigma code during WWII, I began to realize that the information about this human experience is somehow embedded in a code that only souls who have gained experience living life on Earth would have the ability to translate and uncover the actual meanings of different things. Perhaps the Source/God needed souls to come to this human reality so that we can help to decode the human experience into understandable information for the Source to understand.

For example, the Source can't possibly realize how it feels like to eat something on Earth unless there is a soul in a body on Earth to eat and translate the experience into meaningful knowledge for the Source to know. 

Repeated code patterns emerge again and again

The human experience feels like experiencing rare as well as repeated code patterns in one large existential space. If you have experienced the tell-tale signs of someone lying to you, you would be able to experience it happening again and again within the large space. if you have tasted something, you would know how it would taste like even if it is found somewhere else.

Perhaps the Matrix movies were right in showing how the human experience is like a huge space of codes. 

Souls as decoding agents

I feel that the reason why souls keep on reincarnating on Earth is to fulfill the purpose to decode the most complex levels of human experience. They probably fail at the beginning as their human emotions got in the way for them to understand objectively the true meaning behind many things. So they try to complete their purpose by reincarnating as a human to try again. 

For me, I strangely feel that my life purpose is to decode the human experience into understandable knowledge. If you think of it, what the soul can bring into the afterlife is exactly such things, they can only bring decoded human experiences back to the soul plane. And the way souls decode the human experience is exactly like how the code-breakers in The Imitation Game movie do it, by connecting related elements and then work from what is already interpreted to uncover the entire chunk of information.

The human experience is one large unknown encrypted chunk of information that requires billions of souls to work to translate into understandable information.

Souls in Extremely Contrasting Roles

Souls get placed in various extremely contrasting roles to decode each experience, which is why how people live in extremely different kinds of lives, some as pop stars, actors, others as school teachers.

I think that souls all work at their own level to decode the human experience into something tangible to understand. Some got lost while some souls ventured onto the spiritual path to attempt to make sense of the human experience. 

Extreme challenging roles open doors for ascension

Some roles might be extremely challenging for a soul to decode while staying objective, which may be why an advanced soul would fill in the place. Other roles might be much easier to experience. The more challenging the role, the more the soul and Source can get to know the human reality better. The role might be needed to fulfill so that a higher level of experience can be accessed. Once completed, that soul in that challenging role would open doors for other souls in the next higher level of experience, which is how "ascension" is brought about.

How long will the decoding take?

This unknown is something shown to occur to the decoders in the movie. But when the code is decoded with something already translated, the decoding will take a much shorter time.

Sometimes I question when will this task be finished(at least for interpreting the 3rd dimension), because there is no feedback as to how far souls have progressed in this huge task. Many people have the innate desire to know when all things will come to an end, perhaps this is why many suspected 2012 to be an end date. 

I think that souls who have realized their purpose would proactively help other like-minded souls to decode and make sense of the human experience.

Hazardous stops in the decoding process

Many people simply live life to experience the simple things, and they get afraid to progress further, which could be what prevents them from ascending? Not many people in this world are willing to cooperate to work together. Many get stuck with decoding emotional-related issues and cannot progress further. Those who can see through such problems would get to move on.

Relationship links represent the meaning

What you can see in the Imitation Game movie is that the decoders circle links between different letters to form a 'menu'. This is then used to decode the coded messages further. I find that this is exactly similar to how meanings are represented in their relationship links with other things. For example, the meaning of a computer would be perceived to have links between a screen to a keyboard, mouse and CPU.

Establishing the wrong relationship links create wrong meanings

Souls who are biased in their human perspective would no doubt get stuck while those who become objective will be able to go far. The way they get biased is to establish unrelated links between 2 things by comparing them. By doing this, the actual links remain undiscovered and the non-decoded meanings are not understood.

The meaning of something is established from its relationship links to other relevant things. If people are biased and see the wrong kind of relationship links, they cannot perceive the right meaning. The right meaning can only be perceived when the real actual links are perceived connected together.

Get the meanings right by being objective

I feel that training oneself to practice the true meaning of Love, which is to accept all circumstances and perspective as natural and existing in their own singular way. This way, the soul can be unbiased to uncover the real actual links that form the relationship meanings of various things.

For example, many people link homosexuality with a perversion. This is the link that they found and relate to. This relationship link might be something brainwashed into them from religion. However, for people free from such brainwashing such as me, I am free to perceive homosexuality with links to the cooperation of the masculine and feminine qualities.

I am able to successfully decode the enigma of Homosexuality and uncover the hidden meaning behind the reason for its existence. I can therefore pass on this decoded information done while I am a human being on this planet, on to the Source who is residing beyond this plane of existence.

Is God that All knowing?

Even though the Creator or God might get to see the entire human reality like a big picture, it would need souls to come to Earth to live as humans to get the individualized perspective focused on the finer level. People have thought that God is all knowing but this may not be true. God might know some but he may not know the rest. If God has not lived the lives of every single man and woman on the planet, how would he know what they feel and think? 

Do you think what I say is correct? Or do you have another perspective for the purpose for souls to experience being human?